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“A unique nature experience (weather permitting)”
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Solo Expediciones
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Shore Excursion: Magellan Penguins Natural Reserve in Magdalena Island from...
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Magdalena Island Penguin Tour by Boat from Punta Arenas
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Marta Island, Magdalena Island and Punta Arenas City Tour
Ranked #1 of 28 Tours in Punta Arenas
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Owner description: FEEL PATAGONIA is a company who navigates with RIBS trought the straight of Magellan and take the visitors to places that they can't get terrestrial way. This way you can really feel patagonia.Also we offer excursions all over Chilean Patagonia, such as Torres Del Paine, Tierra del Fuego & Punta Arenas and its Sourroding.
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Well organized ferry boats daily, weather permitting. We were fortunate to have a relatively calm day. By March many penguins including all the new hatchlings and the juveniles have left but there were lots (thousands) of birds left on the island. Really a fun day especially with kids along. Site is well controlled in that visitors are kept on a single path leading to the lighthouse. Best plan is to hoof it out in front of the crowd who will be held back oohing and ahing at the penguins. This gives you a quieter calmer chance to view the birds. No problem viewing them. Many are close enough to touch - but DON'T.

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

We went with Solo Expediciones. I had heard some negative things, but it wasn't that bad. I agree with previous reviews, go earlier in the season. Was there in early April, and I think they overestimate the number of penguins that are there. Regardless, it is worth the trip to even see a few. The boat was filled and not much space to move around. It is a long ride, but not as bad as I expected. We had calm seas, but would not have felt comfortable if the seas were rough. It is pretty close quarters.

4  Thank David E
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Reviewed 17 April 2014

As Lorena wrote before me: it's great in the right season. So make sure you go latest in middle of March as after that the penguins leave to Brazil for food and warmer water.

We went mid of March an even though the main amount of penguins had already left, there were still a lot to see and watch. Both taking a swim, sitting in the sun or sleeping in the holes in the ground. Even if you stay on the path you might get as close as 30cm to them.

Bring warm clothes as it tends to be very windy/ stormy on the island. I also recommend bringing sea sickness pills if you know you might have a problem with that. The boat trip was quite bumpy.

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Reviewed 6 April 2014

We went on the excursion to Isla Magdalena ans Isla Marta. Book ahead of time because they get full. Also plan for extra time; they weren't punctual (we left and returned half and hour later) and we almost lost our bus for Puerto Natales. Take this into considerstion if you are in a cruise and decide to take an independent excursion.

2  Thank Lorena G
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Worth going. However try to go before March, because when the pinguins leave, they leave. We went on the first week of April and they told us there were about 2,000 penguins left on the island (from a colony of about 150,000). However we only got to see a few. Yet it was worth it. We also got to see the sea lions, and had a great welcoming by dolphins.

2  Thank Lorena G
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